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Rebecca Black ran toward 'stuff' like VMAs, not away from bullies [Video]

August 28, 2011 |  9:09 pm

Rebecca Black at the MTV Video Music Awards

It seems like just yesterday that Rebecca Black's "Friday" video went viral, causing music lovers everywhere to declare the imminent death of modern pop. But at the MTV Video Music Awards a few months later, it seemed Black was having the last laugh.

She recently appeared in Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" video, and even showed up in a skit during the VMAs. Dressed in a dinosaur costume, no less.

When Black found out she was invited to participate in the show, she got that "warm feeling that, 'Oh my gosh, this is what came out of my little 'Friday' song,'" the 14-year-old told us on the black carpet. (See the video below.)

And as for recent headlines saying she dropped out of school due to bullying, Black said she made the move for more practical career reasons.

"Really, the main reason I left was it's hard to be at school, you know? I'm now doing stuff like going to the VMAs. So you can't always actually physically be there," she explained.

Meanwhile, Black is busy trying to prove she's not just a one-hit wonder. Her debut album will be released around Halloween, she said, and it will have "a bunch of different kinds of stuff."

"Tuesday," perhaps? With a dash of "Thursday at dusk"? We can dream.


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--Amy Kaufman

Photo: Rebecca Black arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. on Aug. 28. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters.